The Artful City

The Artful City

In a world dominated by thirty-second sound bites, YouTube videos, and dueling town halls on T.V., what good are books? And what good then are book reviews? Well books have a gravitas and permanence that fleeting video clips can never have. The Redwood Library has...
A4 Architecture Honored for Adaptive Reuse

A4 Architecture Honored for Adaptive Reuse

A4 Architecture is pleased to have received many awards and recognition throughout the years. The latest award we have received is the “Best Adaptive Reuse Architecture Specialists- North Atlantic USA 2020” from Corporate Vision Magazine for our work on a wide variety...
A Short History of Windows

A Short History of Windows

Among the most central features that help define the style and character of a building are its windows. The size, number, shape, and construction of the windows each play a part in the perception of the building from outside the building and determine its connection...
Adaptive Reuse at Salve Regina University

Adaptive Reuse at Salve Regina University

What do you do when you are a thriving university set in one of the most historic and noteworthy neighborhoods in America? In the case of Salve Regina University, you get as creative as you can. Set within the Ochre Point neighborhood of Newport, Rhode Island and...
A New Technology for Old Buildings

A New Technology for Old Buildings

Even in old buildings new technologies can be extremely beneficial. One relatively new HVAC technology that is becoming more popular each year is called “Ground source geothermal heat pump.” Rather than drawing its heat from either electricity or a fuel source, it...